Valentines Weekend

What a fun, fun weekend you guys! Josh and I had such a low key, just the two of us weekend and it was perfect. 

Friday night we rented The Martian, and it was really good! I didn't know much about the movie or what to expect, all I knew was that Josh has been talking about wanting to see it for, oh, several months now. We both really enjoyed the movie, and I'm sure Josh will want to watch it again soon ;)

Saturday morning we slept in, Josh made breakfast and we had a perfectly low key Saturday. It was pretty cold this weekend, but we braved the weather and took Murph to the park that afternoon. We walked much farther than we intended, and you know what that means, lots of good conversation was taking place. Car rides and walking at the park are two places that Josh and I get in our best conversations, and Saturday was no exception. We almost forgot we even had Murphy with us we were so deep in conversation, he was wiped out by the time we got back home. We watched some golf before getting ready to head about an hour out of town, back to our wedding venue, for a special Valentines dinner. 

To say I was elated to be going back to our wedding venue for Valentines would be an understatement. When I found out that The O'Donnell House was hosting a Valentines Dinner, I was all over that. When we arrived the house was beautifully adorned with candles and flowers. They had live music, and the lead singer was out of this world! We had already chosen our dinner selections beforehand, so we were seated and our salads come out almost immediately and then each course after. Being back at the place that holds so much meaning for us had my emotions all over the place. Of course I couldn't make it through dinner without crying, thinking back to our wedding day and where our journey started. We danced to the last song of the evening which was "You Are So Beautiful" and you talk about cry? Bawled the whole way through. It felt like our first dance all over again. As the night wound down, we walked around the grounds before we left, and stood under the big oak tree where we said our "I Do's". Again, cue all the emotions. It was such a beautiful evening and I'm so glad that the venue hosted this dinner. I hope this becomes a yearly event, because if it does I know we will make a tradition to go back each year. 

A few notes about dinner which I particularly enjoyed: The menu was pre-set and you had 3 options to choose from for the main entree which you picked ahead of time; it was so nice to not have to mess with a menu and read all the options to pick out what we wanted to eat. The pricing was one flat dollar amount for the whole dinner, tax and gratuity included; loved that they made it perfectly simple. We submitted our card information beforehand; we didn't have to do a thing the night of the dinner, I got a receipt Sunday morning indicating that our card was charged at the conclusion of dinner. No fuss at all, just how I like things. 

Josh made the comment that he was so excited to actually eat the food this time around, because although we did have plates made and sat at our sweetheart table to eat during our wedding reception, we didn't really eat that much because so much was going on, which is what most people say about their wedding reception :) The food at our reception was out of the world (noted from our tasting and from the comments of our guests :) so we knew the dinner on Saturday would be no different. And boy was it good! 

I wish I could adequately put in to words how much making memories like these with Josh mean to me. Have you just ever felt like someone was perfectly crafted for you, and you for them? That is exactly how I feel when I think about my sweet Joshua. Like his heart his mine, and mine his. Sitting at dinner on Saturday, I was trying to soak in every little facial expression he made, every bit of conversation we had, and every emotion I felt about that evening and about reminiscing on our wedding day. I love that man so much it hurts. 

On Sunday it was positively freezing out, it felt like a whooping 14 degrees when we woke up. We had another low key day, almost forgetting that it was Valentines Day because we did most of our celebrating the day before, ha! We did one of the most romantic things we've done in awhile, our taxes. What a thing to do on Valentines, right? ;) We went ahead and knocked them out because it was freezing outside, and we had no plans on the agenda. It didn't take us too terribly long, and now that's out of the way. We ran a few errands and stayed most of the day snuggled by the fire watching golf. 

I should mention that I gave Josh his gift on Saturday morning over breakfast. He is building a golf net in the back yard and he asked for the actual net piece for his gift. He made it easy on me this year. Of course I couldn't just give him a net, although the price of that thing indicates it would have been acceptable ;) So when he opened his net there was a note on top that was a voucher for a round of golf at a local course that he really likes. I have to pat myself on the back because I homemade the voucher with a picture from the course's website, and he thought it was legitimate voucher from the course, ha! 

I really had nothing in particular that I wanted this year, so I told him he could get me a bottle of Urban Decay's makeup setting spray that I was eyeing. If you know Josh, you know just that bottle of spray wasn't going to fly with him. So the most beautiful blush pink Kate Spade handbag was delivered to our doorstep on Friday. That fella really knows how to spoil a girl. 

It was a wonderful weekend and I hope yours was too, filled with lots of love! 


  1. Sounds like you had a great Valentine's Day -- cozy, lowkey and romantic! <3 Your husband sounds like quite the charmer!

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